Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Failure of Fundamentalism

As I believe I've mentioned before, I grew up as a pk in an Independent Fundamental Baptist household. A number of my cousins also grew up in this faith environment. To be specific, there are 10 cousins under the age of 30 and over the age of 13 who grew up in baptist fundamentalism. The number who currently have a healthy faith: zero. Those still associated with Christianity maintain that association for superficial reasons. This "falling away" is linked specifically to baptist fundamentalism; however, according to recent studies conservative Evangelical youth aren't sticking around either. I'm not surprised. There needs to be some major changes (and NOT the kind Ken Ham recommends) or Evangelicalism, like baptist fundamentalism, won't be around much longer.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, you are still around. Howdee?
    So, as you evolve, what changes do you recommend? Do they ever admit to leaving the faith of your childhood completely? Did you read the Slate article here:

    There you can see why your mind may not allow you to fully question -- or perhaps you already have.